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Roderick Williams presents an hour of music for many voices

Verdi conjures up a terrifying impression of the Day of Judgement, complete with fire, brimstone and a chorus of wailing souls. Plus an invitation to sing joyfully by William Byrd.

In today's programme, Verdi conjures a terrifying impression of the Day of Judgement, complete with fire, brimstone and a full chorus of wailing souls. J.S Bach imagines the scene at Christ's baptism in the river Jordan. And we're invited to sing joyfully by both Elizabethan maestro, William Byrd and the ACM Gospel Choir of Guilford.

1 hour

Music Played

  • Robert Schumann

    Jager Wohlgemut (Op.91, No. 2)

    Ensemble: Stuttgart Swr Vocal Ensemble. Director: Rupert Huber.
    • HANSSLER : CLASSIC-93002.
    • HANSSLER.
    • 28.
  • Thomas Tallis

    O nata lux

    Choir: Tallis Scholars. Conductor: Peter Phillips.
    • Gimell CDGIM025.
    • Gimell.
    • 10.
  • Jaakko Mäntyjärvi

    El Hambo

    Choir: Tapiolan Kamarikuoro. Conductor: Hannu Norjanen.
    • Eclectica: Choral Works (Tapiola Chamber Choir/Hannu Norjanen).
    • Finlandia Records.
    • 12.
  • Giuseppe Verdi

    Dies irae; Tuba mirum; Mors stupebit (Requiem)

    Singer: René Pape. Orchestra: Orchestra Dell'Accademia Nazionale Di Santa Cecillia. Choir: Santa Cecilia Chorus. Conductor: Sir Antonio Pappano.
    • EMI : 6989362.
    • EMI.
    • 13.
  • Mia Makaroff

    Butterfly

    Choir: National Youth Choir of Great Britain. Conductor: Tom Bullard.
  • William Byrd

    Sing Joyfully

    Choir: The Hogan Ensemble. Conductor: Simon Hogan.
    • CR004.
    • Convivium.
    • 1.
  • Mark Hall

    Joyful, Joyful

    Composer: Bernie Herms. Performer: ACM Gospel Choir.
    • Hallelujah: Songs Of Love, Hope And Inspiration.
    • Warner Music UK Limited.
    • 16.
  • Johann Sebastian Bach

    Cantata No. 8 (Liebster Gott, wenn werd' ich sterben)

    Choir: King'S College Cambridge Choir. Ensemble: Leonhardt‐Consort. Director: Gustav Leonhardt.
    • 4509917552.
    • Teldec.
    • 8.
  • Arvo Pärt

    The Deer's Cry

    Choir: The Sixteen. Conductor: Harry Christophers.
    • Coro COR16140.
    • Coro.
    • 3.
  • Bob Chilcott

    Catch A Falling Star

    Composer: Iain Farrington. Performer: The Sirens.
    • SIGNUM SIGCD142.
    • SIGNUM.
    • 7.
  • Selga Mence

    Kalejs Kala Debesis

    Performer: Drakensberg Boys Choir.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    The Silver Birch (In Nature's Realm, Op. 63)

    Performer: Prague Singers. Performer: Stanislav Mistr.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 92883.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • Antonín Dvořák

    Music Descended on My Soul (In Nature's Realm, Op.63)

    Performer: Prague Singers. Performer: Stanislav Mistr.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS : 92883.
    • BRILLIANT CLASSICS.
    • 4.
  • George Frideric Handel

    Worthy is the Lamb (Messiah)

    Choir: Choir of New College Oxford. Ensemble: Academy of Ancient Music. Conductor: Edward Higginbottom.
    • Naxos 8570131.
    • Naxos.
    • 30.

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